Intention Definition

ĭn-tĕnshən
intentions
noun
intentions
The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner.
Webster's New World
Anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose.
Webster's New World
An aim that guides action; an objective.
My intention is to learn Russian.
American Heritage
Purpose in regard to marriage.
Webster's New World
Meaning or import.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Intention

Noun

Singular:
intention
Plural:
intentions

Origin of Intention

  • Middle English entencioun from Old French intention from Latin intentiō intentiōn- from intentus intent from past participle of intendere to direct attention intend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intention, from Old French entencion, from Latin intentio.

    From Wiktionary

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